Bid to return graveside ornaments after suspected thefts from Hartlepool cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery
An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

Police are trying to reunite the owners of these treasured ornaments that are believed to have been stolen from a Hartlepool cemetery.

The haul of mementos were seized by Hartlepool Police during an investigation of thefts from gravesides at Stranton Cemetery in Brierton Lane.

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

They include fairy and baby statues including lights and are believed to have been swiped from young children’s plots.

The items were recovered from an address in the Rossmere area of town.

Two stone cherubs that were suspected to have been stolen from the cemetery were also found at the address and have been successfully reunited with their rightful owners.

A woman has been arrested in connection with the thefts and is helping police with their inquiries.

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

All of the items shown here are believed to have been stolen from the cemetery in the last two to three weeks.

Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police thanked the public for their help with the investigation.

If anyone has any information relating to the owners of the recovered ornaments contact Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting the reference Y113923.

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

The two cherubs that were taken from Stranton Cemetery but have now been reunited with their owners

The two cherubs that were taken from Stranton Cemetery but have now been reunited with their owners

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery

An ornament believed to have been stolen from a town cemetery